A New President. A New Congress. Why You Need to Make it to CCC This Year.

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At the Congressional City Conference, you’ll unite with over 1,500 leaders on the same mission as you – to make your community (and your state, our country, and the world) a better place. (Jason Dixson)

Washington is a-changin’.

No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, 2017 will usher in major changes in Washington with a new President, new Administration, and new Congress. Hear from and meet members of the new Administration and better understand the priorities for the President’s first 100 days in office, especially from the local government perspective. In the general and workshop sessions, you’ll learn about current and emerging topics and position yourself to make the best decisions for your city.

Your voice matters.

Make an impact for your city and for cities across America. The Congressional City Conference is not just about education. Advocacy is one of the key purposes of the National League of Cities, and this conference is our major advocacy push for the year. Participate in our annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day on Wednesday, March 15 – we’ll arrange meetings for you to discuss the issues that matter to cities with your members of Congress. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend our Advocacy 101 workshop training during the conference, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of advocacy, including how to speak up in Washington and from your hometown throughout the year. Don’t underestimate the impact of your voice!

Surround yourself with bright people.

Your next great idea may come from your neighbor in the general session audience. Or someone you bump into in the conference hallway between workshops. Or perhaps the early risers at that breakfast session that piques your interest. The point is, at each conference we hear about how valuable the networking is at NLC conferences. These events serve as a space to share ideas with other local officials from cities large and small across the U.S., hear different perspectives, and open your mind to new possibilities for your community.

Renew your energy for your role as a local official.

At the Congressional City Conference, you’ll unite with over 1,500 leaders on the same mission as you – to make your community (and your state, our country, and the world) a better place. Bring your ambitious spirit to Washington to get the boost you need in accomplishing your work at home. Make a resolution now to be part of this event and start planning your March trip!

Visit the CCC website to register now!

headshot2About the author: Ali Clark supports the marketing and digital engagement functions of the National League of Cities. She develops and executes strategies to increase awareness about NLC’s conferences and events, and ensures members and interested parties can find the information they need online.